A Young Life snuffed out in an instant by a speeding driver
A Mid-Life so full of memories, becoming rapidly unknown
A Mature Life declared terminal by a slow-moving diagnosis
Bad surprises make us stand still
Hold our breath
Fall to the floor screaming
Look life in the eyes
Open your heart to hope
Lift yourself up
Gather strength through others and within yourself
Seek out joy
Remind yourself why you are here
Each moment is a step towards a new beginning
The first 3 lines of this piece are bits of news that are close to home. We know we cannot control serious illness and sudden tragedy. No words can offer real comfort. We can gather together and hold one another close and stay grateful for what we have and are there for one another.
Life is so very fragile. Find your joy today.
Thanks to Kellie Elmore for this power Free Write Friday prompt. And I have the added bonus in making it another poem for poetry month!